Sarah Jio, Glamour magazine
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FitSugar recently examined an interesting health trend: aloe juice--as a beverage. I was interested, because I spotted a woman at the grocery store with a jug of the stuff in her cart, and she told the checker that she drinks it every morning. Hmm. According to FitSugar, aloe is pretty good for you (but beware of the yucky taste--it's apparently pretty pungent). Some of the supposed health benefits:
Digestive health: It may help regulate and calm digestion by encouraging bowl movements and helping stop diarrhea.
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Immune system boost: It may stimulate white blood cell production, which can help your body fight viruses.
Pain reliever and reduces inflammation: Great for athletes, aloe vera juice may also improve joint flexibility and reduce inflammation.
So interesting! I'm tempted to pick up a bottle, but I think I'll mix it with OJ.
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P.S. The drink that's quietly wrecking your teeth--nope, not soda! And the surprising health benefit of ... garlic.
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